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good evening i'm dawn timmeney. >> i'm chris o'connell. the ntsb believes the train may have been hit by an object just before it derailed tuesday night night. and that object may have left a mark on the windshield. fox 29's shawnette wilson was there as investigators talked about what they learned during some key interviews this afternoon. shawnette? >> reporter: well the ntsb se says there is damage of particular concern to the windshield although they have not confirmed as of yet exactly how it happened. that information was given to them in an interview with a conductor. we do know the fbi will be examining that windshield tonight and in the meantime they were also able to talk with the engineer today. >> he said did he not feel fatigued nor did he report any illness. >> reporter: ntsb board member robert sumwalt talked during a press conference today about the interview they did with 32-year-old brandon bostian the engineer of amtrak train 188 that derailed tuesday.
>> he recalls ringing the train bell as he went through the north philadelphia station. that's not a normal station stop for him but he's required by regulations to sound his bell. >> reporter: sumwalt says the engineer told him he has no recollection of anything past that. it was an interview with a conductor in car four of the train that revealed something of great concern. that she says she heard over radio transmission between the amtrak engineer and a septa engineer. >> she recalled that the septa engineer had reported to the train dispatcher that he had either been hit by a rock or shot at. and that the septa engineer said that he had a broken windshield and he placed his train into emergency stop. she also believed she heard her engineer say something about his train being struck by something. >> reporter: ntsb not confirmed this information but says it has seen damage to the left hand lower part of the amtrak windshield.
that conductor says next she heard rumbling and the train went over on its side. a second conductor in the last passenger car also details the moments before the derailment. >> he said he felt shaking. then two major impacts. he said interior seats disconnected. >> reporter: a third conductor has not been interviewed and is still in the hospital. meanwhile, what caused the trip to derail is still under investigation. along with why the engineer accelerated from 70 miles an hour to 100 before it happened. >> i want to point out that these crew members have been traumatized through this accident that they were in and they've not fully recovered from their injuries. >> reporter: and we also learned that this weekend the train will be reassembled as much as it can and tests will be conducted. i'm told that could take several days. chris, back to you. >> shawnette, thanks. first funeral for those killed in the wreck held today in new york. mid pip sean justin zemser laid
to rest in long island this morning in attendance familiar, friends and about 150 classmates from the u.s. naval academy. zemser was on break from school headed home to queens aboard amtrak 128. he was on the naval sprint football team an member of the jewish midshipman club. >> temple university tells us tonight nine people hurt in the derailment are still under their care. doctors say five are in critical condition with rib and bone fractures. but doctors believe everyone will be okay. a big reason so many lives were saved is the quick action of the first responders. some of them are sharing what they went through as they sprung into action at the crash site in port richmond. fox 29's jennifer joyce reports on what they were up against. >> you don't think about the dangers. you just grab and go. >> reporter: within four minutes of the first call, police, fire and ems crews arrived on scene. >> your adrenaline is going and at that point you're just kind
of worried about helping others and getting to certain civilians that aren't able to help themselves. >> reporter: without hesitation first responders risked their own lives to save others. >> we actually carried quite a few people over the tracks. um, there was a lot of downed wires and the tracks were still live as well. >> reporter: 25th district police officer timothy instead of fan was among the first to arrive. >> officer huff and i were in one of the trains where it rocked back and forth. at that point it got a little scary. >> reporter: was this real really happening? at first noel a health and human service program manager was oem wasn't sure one day earlier her office underwent training for mass casualty events like this one. >> i actually thought it was an extension of the exercise. for a second. i was sort in denial this was actually happening. >> reporter: officials say it was the first mass employment of tourniquets by philadelphia police officers. the equipment was brought in a couple of years ago for this type of emergency. >> tourniquets were distributed throughout our patrol divisions much these were lessons learned from boston and other major
incidents and the mere use of them indicated the severity of injuries. >> reporter: from start to finish it was all about team work. i was mazed mazed at the comradery between the police and fire department. >> that was the overwhelming for me the level of cooperation. 33 years i've never seen that much. everybody pitched in and tried to help. >> reporter: jennifer joyce fox 29 news. >> our coverage of the derailment continues on myfoxphilly.com. we're posting every update there along with the unforgettable images from this week. on to a developing story in southwest philadelphia tonight. police searched the railroad tracks near 68th and kingsessing this morning after witnesses says she saw a couple throw a baby from the bridge. her story is backed up by surveillance video and another witness. fox 29's brad sattin following the investigation live in the newsroom tonight. brad, what are police saying tonight? >> reporter: chris real mystery here. three sources see something they obviously have to take it very
seriously. in fact they used a lot of resources, spent a lot of money today following up on a very disturbing phone call that came in this morning. >> i hope it's not true. >> i hope it's not true. >> the same reaction from everyone as police are left baffled tonight did someone do the unthinkable? throw a baby off this bridge on to a moving freight strain below? the csx from it strain engineer, surveillance video an witness driving by seemed to indicate something happened near 68th and kingsessing at 11:00 o'clock friday morning and it started with a phone call. >> she sees a male kiss what she describes as a baby, light brown complected with fuzz on his head. she continues driving passed passed she looks in the rear view mirror and cease the male leaning over the train bridge here. young lady who described this is clearly in inn 911 tapes shocked by what she saw. >> reporter: search by foot, by air and by k9 so far has turned up nothing. police csx rail workers counter
terrorism officers even passers by stopped to help shock at the news. >> if you don't want the baby send it to somebody that cares about it. >> reporter: surveillance video catches the couple near the scene a blackmail and black female maybe 17 to 20 years old. the woman wearing muslim gash with a flower cover. two trains passed one head to do chester county. the other towards bucks and they were inspected but turned up nothing. but still with so much ground to cover, police had little choice bout keep on looking. >> i hope it's not true. but at this point from the description we have that she's provided us and the fact she works with infants um, we have nothing at this point to lead us in the direction it's not true. >> reporter: police did call off the search when it got dark tonight. they'll re-evaluate in the morning. clearly they need to find that couple but they're also hoping someone out there could lead them to couple who has a baby less than a-year-old and suddenly that baby is missing. police obviously not treating this as a hoax. chris? >> i hope they get to the bottom
this one brad. thanks. homicide detectives investigate a shooting in north philadelphia. it happened just after 7:00 this evening at front and dauphin streets. a man was shot in the chest and died at temple hospital. so far no arrests. health officials say there's no threat to customers tonight after an employee tested positive for a highly infectious disease at a local restaurant. last week a server at iron hill brewery in voorhees was found to have tested positive for hepatitis a. the 26-year-old called out after feeling sick on may second and the restaurant's owner says he has not been back to work since. the server is also said to have had very little contact with food. managers say they have done everything to make sure everyone is safe. >> we wanted to make sure that our customers and -- and our staff are safe. we've done everything actually the board of health has asked and basically they said there's very little -- really no risk of anybody getting sick at this
point. >> vaccinations were given to other employees at the restaurant as a precaution. there have been no other reports of similar illnesses or related symptoms. things are back to normal at mercer county post office after hazmat teams are called out there this morning. skyfox over the u.s. postal service warehouse in hamilton township. an employee there reported feeling sick. the building was then evacuated. hazmat crews searched the facility didn't not find anything suspicious. postal officials say there is no threat in opening mail that went through that facility. it took 14 hours over three days but jurors have reached a verdict in the death penalty trial of the boston marathon bomber. dzhokhar tsarnaev sentenced to death by lethal injection. 12 member jury came back unanimous for support for the death sentence today. it will be the nation's first execution of a terrorist in the post 9/11 error. he was convicted on all 30 counts against him last month.
legal experts say the case is likelying to through years of appeals. >> talk about a tight squeeze. dozens of people are cram flood a six cedar van. how they ended up in this dangerous spot coming up. plus, jamie foxx talks to fox 29. he talks about his career ups and downs. how failure fuels his career and what it's like to mentor chris brown. >> plus, cashing in from boosting your credit score to boosting the value of your home. a fox 29 special that will help you secure your financial future coming up at 10:30. scott? >> dawn right now ultimate doppler tracking a few sprinkles out there but better chances ahead for the weekend. the timing and amounts next. ♪
♪ philadelphia police looking for two men who held up a bar in west ken sipping ton last night. they got away with cash from the register at side kicks on the 2200 block of north second street. police say before they took off one of them went through the pockets of customers. police believe the robbers are in their early 20s. a close call between a news helicopter and a remote controlled drone in pittsburgh. kdka chopper flying high above a huge fire today when the little drone entered its air space much the pilot says the drone came dangerously close. photographer managed to shoot this footage of the drone flying away. the faa may now open an investigation. it comes on the same day as the arrest of a man in washington, d.c. cited for flying a drone outside the white house fence. dozens every people in china take car pooling to whole new level.
take a look much this van looking a little bit more like a clown car. police in china pulling it over only to find 51 people packed inside the six cedar. the travelers say their construction workers told by their boss to squeeze in in order to save time on their commute. >> music fans around the world are mourning the loss of a legend. blues man bb king has died. ♪ >> if you think of the blues you think of king. he was unrivaled guitarist innovator and pioneer in the music industry. king died at his home in las vegas last night after a series of small strokes due to his long-standing battle with type two diabetes. king leaves behind 11 children. he was 89 years old. jamie foxx is about to release his first album in five years. >> the award winning actor and musician sat down with fox 29's quincy harris to talk about his music and his movies.
♪ >> grammyings, oscars -- >> jamie me fox and ray. >> american music award goes to --,. >> best actor. >> jamie foxx. >> i just tell you that i'm having the ride of my life right now. ♪ >> all other awards in between jamie foxx has succeeded at pretty much everything he's put his mind to. ♪ >> on may 18th he releases his first album in five years entitleed "hollywood". >> everyone can have someone go hold wood on you some think it's better somewhere else. you think you're teflon when you're in that business. you think, you know like you don't experience regular feelings. ♪ >> the first single from his new album called you changeed me featuring chris brown. a lot of people may not know jamie foxx played the role of mentor in chris brown's life. >> chris has come to me when things are good and different.
>> i see a different chris than everybody else. chris comes to my crib. i've been tough on him when he's done not so much. he comes to crib unannounced and dance with my sister who has down sip drome or stop by and talk to me. >> the recent performance with chris brown he noticed how fatherhood has changed him. >> all of a sudden i see him walk in with his daughter and he look completely different. there it is. he's like this ga-ga goo goo. it was interesting to see that. >> jamie foxx has had his fair share of ups and downs in his career. he recalls doing the movie that wasn't a success. >> movie great white height and hollywood get you. wait until you see this film. what about it? >> oh, my good he is in. the choices that you made. that's amazeing. >> i tell uh-uh going to get shot. you ain't my daddy. >> sam jackson damien wayans
and jeff -- everybody is in this movie. that thing got off so bad in the first three minutes. i said, whoo, man. three minutes? >> jamie says the premier it received an ovation. but it wasn't positive. >> it got a walking ovation. (laughter). >> it was like at 1.1 of the agents of one of the -- ah. let's go. you just see people doing this. it was just like everybody was going all different ways like a musical. >> jamie foxx has achieved tremendous amounts of success but he also has used his failures as fuel to work harder. ♪ >> and that's no laughing matter. ♪ >> quincy harris, fox 29 news. well you can now see see animals up close and philadelphia zoo.
here's a sneak peek at the philadelphia tree way opening to the public first thing tomorrow. our cam ross got glimpse of them today enjoying their new place. the tree way is a 300-foot walkway above visitors and it's one of the zoo's 360 exploration trails. officials are using food to encourage the gorillas to move beyond their normal space. celery and lettuce some of their favorite helping to make sure that that happens. on to your fox 29 weather authority. looking and feeling a lot like summer out there scott. >> yeah, you know chris and dawn, the humidity will increase this weekend along with the temperatures, but some good news news. we need the rain and we have some rainfall chances ahead fort up coming weekend. now it's not going to be a wash out so don't cancel any plans just keep the rain gear handy. take look at the latest drought monitor. you can see in yellow abnormal abnormally dry that includes northern sections of new jersey and all of southeastern pennsylvania so we need the rain. how much are we down for the month of may? you can see over an inch and a half for
philadelphia. allentown is down for the month of may almost 2-inches. so the pollen count let's talk about that as we move into the weekend. tomorrow in the medium category with more clouds and that threat for some showers. but as we move into early neck week back into the high category. we've been monitoring ultimate doppler this evening a few passing sprinkles but nothing more than that really. we'll zoom in closer you can see some of that activity now moving into sections of south jersey. not amounting to a whole lot. so as we roll the clock ahead we'll have some clouds around tomorrow morning perhaps an early sprinkle but by tomorrow afternoon we'll be watching especially north and west for some scattered showers. you can see it's not widespread coverage by 8:00 o'clock on your saturday. north and west there might be some thunderstorms. so just keep that in mine. by 11:00 o'clock, you can see most of the coverage out to sea as well as off to the west. so once again don't cancel any plans. just have a backup plan if you're underneath some of those
showers. sunday morning it's mostly cloudy. we're still looking at spotty showers to start. and then sunday afternoon more pop-up showers. tempers today 54 degrees that was the low this morning. that's average for this time of year. we were 2 degrees above average a high testify temperature today of 76 degrees. we have 64 right now. humidity at 48%. the winds out of the south southeast at 7 miles per hour. it's 60 right now in atlantic city. we have 67 degrees in allentown. low 60s right now in wilmington. so it's mostly cloudy. a spotty shower out there tonight. 85 degrees. so it's warm, it's muggy. more clouds than sun and also some scattered showers and storms tomorrow. we'll keep that theme going for your sunday. scattered showers thunderstorms around. not wash out. 87 for the high. and then more seasonal temperatures as we move into early next week and then another chance for some scattered showers and storms by tuesday of
77 degrees for the high. >> hard to believe we're a approaching memorial day. >> i know. i can't wait. shore bound most of us. >> sean bell with sports. deflate-gate are we over this yet. >> we'll never be over it. people still want to hate new england and tom brady. he plans to put roger goodell in the spotlight. phillies looking for theirs three game winning streak this season. the team tries to close out the diamondbacks next in sports.
when we take these tests we don't actually do anything. we use the tutorials. one of the tutorials showed things like how to change the background color in an online test environment and it takes time away from learning math and science and english and all the things that i really enjoy learning. they can't do as much because they have to administer this test on the computer. and that's really one of the worst parts of the test.
first, three game winning streak of the season. today they called up miguel franco from the minors. not a good debut. he went zero-four with a strikeout. phils had enough to get it done. freddie galvis has been by far the best player for the phillies phillies. coming through with a clutch right there. big hit in the seventh. scored two runs. game tied at three. next up jeff francoeur pinch hit and sip guess to left bringing in galvis. that was the go ahead run. the phils get their first three-game winning streak of the season. team is finalling starting to hit. they within four-three. in the nfl deflate-gate still alive. you're kind of sick of it but tom brady appealing his four game suspension for his role in deflating the footballs in the a afc championship games. most teams are probably cheating new england keeps getting caught. nfl players association and tom brady will now ask commissioner roger goodell to appear as a
witness in brady's appeal process. this would take goodell away from being an arbitrator. goodell loves to have the power so i'm going to doubt this will work. an their has plagued the nfl and all sports leagues has been domestic violence. ray rice from greg hardy it's been the hot button topic much the league has stepped up its awareness and issued severe penalties but this might have been a double standard for same sex domestic violence issues. the wnba trying to do their part when dealing with these things. the league has suspended britt toon knee greiner and glory johnson seven games for their part in domestic altercation about a month ago. the two are now married but were engaged at that time. big nba hawks wizards. wizards down by three. paul pierce the truth and it's good. we go to overtime. but wait. they review the play.
the ball is still in his fingertips. time expires. the hawks within 94-none. they'll meet cleveland in the eastern conference finals and right now the golden state warriors are up on memphis by 10. so it look like everybody ending in game six except the clippers houston game. >> it's been a great playoffs. >> very exciting my money still on the warriors. 67 wins. i think they're going all the way. i don't think these teams have a chance. clippers/houston a little suspect. >> all right, sean scott dawn, that does it for us. fox 29 weekend starts tomorrow morning at 8am. >> fox 29 special cashing in is next. have a great evening. ♪
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